Let's try to take stock of the ludicrous number of projects Jordan Peele is currently working on

Having recently acquired a healthy stash of Hollywood capital after the smash success of his Oscar-winning horror satire Get Out, Jordan Peele has refused to be even remotely shy about spending it. Variety reports that Peele lined up yet another project for himself today, collaborating with his old Key & Peele …

It’ll be fine: 15 revamps that turned out better than expected

There is nothing more galling to loyal fans, more creatively bankrupt, more wholly unnecessary than the “revamp”—taking a beloved property and giving it a splashy makeover that renders it nigh-unrecognizable, all in the patently desperate hope to appeal to a new audience and extend its lifespan. Except maybe,…

What film or TV do you wish you’d seen when it first came out?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Newspaper optimistically lists Trump inauguration as merely a Twilight Zone reboot

This Friday, an intelligent, moral, sane American president will cede his position to Donald Trump, a racist reality TV star with no political qualifications and a history of sexual assault. That is an extremely unfunny, factual statement, too bizarre to be real. But, as has been said many times since his election, we…

A diehard fan on David Bowie, a mysterious film, and a mini-tripod

When I started putting together our camera kit for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, it became obvious that we would need a tripod solution—something very small and lightweight that could be set up on a tabletop. All the gear we used for our Facebook Live broadcasts (camera, microphone, laptop, etc.)…

From home movies to The BFG, charting the evolution of Steven Spielberg

As reiterated by his latest film, The BFG, Steven Spielberg has made a career out of crafting stories of wonder, or strife, with emotionally resonant characters and a great touch for drama. Even though people are mixed on The BFG, it’s a good time to revisit the master filmmaker’s works, from his earliest home movies…

Next stop: An interactive Twilight Zone reboot from the director of BioShock

The Twilight Zone is set to travel through another dimension—a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of vague interactivity. According to The Wrap, CBS and Interlude, a media company that specializes in “interactive video,” have plans to revive the classic TV series in a new format where viewers will be able to…

Watch what you read: 19 essential books about TV

Among its 100-plus lists, the 2009 Inventory book (now available for the low, low price of a penny!) contains “TV Guides: 5 essential books about TV.” The books it highlights—The Late Shift by Bill Carter, Live From New York by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales, Total Television by Alex McNeil, The Glass Teat by…

Read This: A haunting little comic about a mysterious radio station

It’s a prospect that would intrigue any die-hard, adventurous music lover: There’s this mysterious, staticky, barely audible radio station playing the best songs ever each midnight, but no one in town knows “a goddamned thing” about it, not even the handful of other people who have heard it. That’s the situation…